Dept. Beverage

Articles on non alcoholic beverage.

  1. Department: Beverage
  At the intersection of being time-starved and lacking the skill-set to cook a holiday meal from scratch, The Honey Baked Ham Company has a great set of solutions for anyone that is looking for a great holiday meal any time this holiday season according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Last year was the year of self-care. Due to COVID-related restrictions, many retail stores, spas and beauty salons were shuttered, and we all were forced to take care of our beauty needs at home. We colored our own hair, did our own manis and pedis, and developed our own home spa regimens We also turned […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Vimto has brought back its seasonal limited edition squash flavour, Winter Warmer. Available in a 725ml bottle, Winter Warmer is on-shelf now until the end of January 2022, while stocks last. It comes with an RRP of £1.25. The drink, which can be served hot or cold, is infused with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. It […]
  1. Department: Beverage
  Regular readers of this blog know that you don’t have to be the largest restaurant chain in the world to know just what customers want.  Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® regularly post just how successful a lock chain can be by giving consumer just what they want.   It’s […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
There’s an argument to be made that it’s the little things, the details, that make all the difference. In life and in meals. Big holiday meals may star a big turkey or ham but there are several members of a ‘supporting cast’ which help make the meal. Gravy. Mashed potatoes. Everyone has a favorite vegetable. […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Retail foodservice is littered with ‘look’ a like concepts from fast food restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores.  However, according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® there is one retailer that seems to be doing three of the most customer relevant things right today.  That company is Farm Stores. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Retailers are being warned that supplies of alcohol brands are being hit by continuing driver shortages – presenting a major threat to festive drinks business. The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is calling on transport secretary Grant Shapps to take “urgent action” over supply chain disruption and is warning that some of the nation’s […]
  1. Holiday & Events
J2O, the adult soft drink, has launched a pack re-design and on-pack promotion in the run-up to Christmas. A supporting marketing campaign also aims to tap into the nation’s desire for festive social occasions, especially as so many events were missed last year as a result of lockdown restrictions. The new shimmering, 100% recyclable J2O […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Molson Coors Beverage Co., Chicago, is giving Topo Chico Hard Seltzer drinkers something new to look forward to this holiday season with the launch of Topo Chico Hard Seltzer glass bottles. Topo Chico Hard Seltzer’s most popular flavor, Strawberry Guava, is on shelves in 12-ounce glass bottles in select markets across the country.
  1. Department: Food
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — ChildLife Essentials is launching ChildLife Sleep Essential,  an all-natural sleep support supplement free of melatonin. ChildLife Sleep Essential’s  formula combines a blend of herbal extracts with suntheanine and ETAS to encourage healthy quality sleep for kids. Most sleep supplements on the market contain melatonin, which is a hormone the brain produces […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Competition for the pre-Christmas beer, wine and spirits market is well under way this week, with Nisa among those to offer its retailers a range of alcohol promotions. Included is Estrella Damm 4x330ml at £4.50 and Peroni 4x330ml, plus a range of gins including Whitney Neill Rhubarb and Ginger Gin 700ml at £20, Hendrick’s Gin […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Consumers have a strong appetite for gift cards and gifting alcohol. But until now they could not do both with a branded gift card. The market had none. Beverage alcohol e-commerce platform company Thirstie on Nov. 23 announced the first-ever alcohol branded gift cards with major liquor brands.
  1. Shopper & Customer
In recent years, health-conscious consumers are showing increased interest in gluten-free products as a part of a broader healthy eating regime, in the form of grain-free/low-carb diets like paleo and keto. This continues to move the market opportunity beyond just those consumers with coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance. With the rise in demand for […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Travel and tourism are slowly starting to move again in the wake of COVID-19 crashing over the world and sending us to shelter in place. Today a company focused on experiences — museum visits, skydiving, local cooking classes and more — is announcing a round of growth funding on the back of seeing its own […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Small Brewery Sunday, the national beer holiday created by the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewers Association (BA), returns for its third year on Nov. 28. The annual celebration encourages beer lovers to support their local breweries, brewpubs, and taprooms — small businesses that contribute to local communities and economies during the holiday season and beyond.
  1. Holiday & Events
One Stop will this week begin its Christmas campaign, which will include games for customers. The star prize will be a £5,000 “Christmas bundle” that will include an Apple iPad, Airpods, a case of Champagne, a 50-inch television and more. Further prizes include an Apple Watch, a spa day for two and a Smeg coffee […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
It’s fair to say there’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to really disrupt consumer behavior. As well as the very real human cost, lockdown and everything that came with it caused endless issues for brick-and-mortar stores, with budget cuts, shop closures, and market volatility putting pressure on many retailers to adapt or die. At […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  There is nothing more iconic this time of year than a Butterball Turkey stacked sandwich and 7-Eleven is leveraging that knowledge too drive new electricity into its grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat food product line according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  That’s right this year 7-Eleven is getting into the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Don’t be to eager raise prices.  Consumers are aware that food, is going up!  Gas is going up, every time they go to a grocery store, restaurant, or convenience store they are aware prices are going up.  If your year over year customer counts are not positive, you might have something to worry about […]

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  1. RetailWit QuickWit
It’s time for a Friday evening QuickWit, short and sweet. Interesting news on the CVS and Microsoft partnership, as we have seen Microsoft successfully partner with other retailers already (i.e. Kroger with KPM). Additionally, Ahold seems to be on the upswing as Food Lion added a significant number of new stores this year. Happy weekend […]
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Kroger beats earnings estimates with a great Q3 Kroger’s CEO Rodney McMullen said on the investor call that new cooking skills, bigger holiday gatherings are lifting grocery sales. Identical sales (exc fuel) increased 3.1% (+14% on a two-year stack) The two-year stack for digital sales increased 103%. Sales were $31.9 billion in the third quarter, […]
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Ahold Delhaize unveils growth plan The plan is expected to generate an incremental $11B in sales by 2025. It consists of four components: (1) “…developing deeper digital relationships”, (2) “accelerating… omnichannel transformation”, (3) “leading the transformation into a healthy and sustainable food system”, and (4) “leveraging the company’s portfolio to create the ultimate ecosystem for […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  2. Holiday & Events
Vaccinations have made in-store shopping possible and even fun, but this holiday season remains complicated. Black Friday — it’s complicated. Perhaps above all, the pandemic isn’t over (and unfortunately could be entering another worrisome phase, according to a report from the World Health Organization over the Thanksgiving weekend). Throughout 2021, retailers and consumers have continued to grapple with […]

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